“Hacking, as a practice, is much more specific and difficult than most people realize it to be. It’s more than someone going on television and saying ‘Edward Snowden’ three times like it was some sort of pundit’s version of ‘Bloody Mary.’ The amount of attention to detail that goes into building a website has its complimentary echo in hacking, in breaking a website apart. Each line on both sides of the coin of code has to be right.”—My latest for Esquire.
“I nearly got [Bin Laden]. And I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him. And so I didn’t do it.”—Former President Bill Clinton, as quoted in a never-before-released audio of remarks made on September 10, 2011.